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How to change placeholder text with JavaScript?

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You can change the placeholder text of an input element using JavaScript by accessing its placeholder attribute and assigning a new value to it.

To do this we write

<input type="text" id="myInput" placeholder="Original Placeholder">

// Get the input element
var inputElement = document.getElementById("myInput");

// Change the placeholder text
inputElement.placeholder = "New Placeholder";

In this example, the placeholder text of the input element with the ID “myInput” is changed from “Original Placeholder” to “New Placeholder” using JavaScript.

You can also use the setAttribute method to achieve the same result:

// Change the placeholder text using setAttribute method
inputElement.setAttribute("placeholder", "New Placeholder");

Both methods accomplish the same thing; choose the one that you find more readable or suitable for your code structure.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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